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Arizona’s All-American RB removed from basketball game

Ka'Deem Carey, Drew Robinson AP

Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey already has a legal problem on his hands involving a possible domestic abuse situation with his ex-girlfriend for which Carey was charged with disorderly conduct and assault (he has pleaded not guilty).

Now, the All-American is in the news again for something less serious, but nevertheless adding to an increasingly poor off-the-field perception.

The Daily Wildcat reports that Carey was removed from last Thursday’s Arizona basketball game against UCLA after a “verbal confrontation” with both event staff and police. According to a police report on the incident, Carey and his cousin, Hakeem Adams-Johnson, were asked to move from their seats multiple times because they didn’t have tickets.

That’s when Carey allegedly pulled the “Do you know who I am?” card.

When the officer asked both of them for their tickets, Carey responded, “Get the f— out of my face.” He then asked, ‘Do you know who I am? I’m an All-American.”

Carey was referred to the Dean of Students Office for a code of conduct violation for the incident. Don’t expect anything to come of this in terms of a suspension, but it’s certainly not a flattering look for Carey.

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24 Responses to “Arizona’s All-American RB removed from basketball game”
  1. sunsation3413 says: Jan 30, 2013 2:25 AM

    Gee surprise surprise. An athlete that has the entitlement attitude.

  2. udub says: Jan 30, 2013 3:23 AM

    Sad that this involves swearing to a cop and such arrogance to resort to the ‘Do you know who I am?’ line yet the statement ‘Don’t expect anything to come of this in terms of a suspension’ has to be thrown in the story.

    It’s definitely worthy in my opinion of a suspension just to teach a lesson.

  3. blitz4848 says: Jan 30, 2013 6:30 AM

    We KNOW who you are……a punk kid who thinks he knows it all!

    As for “code of conduct” he doesn’t even know what the hell that is nor means.

    He got in there with NO ticket so he already played the All American card just to get in. The coach needs to step up and show him what
    “attitude adjustment” is and means!!!!!

  4. mhalt99 says: Jan 30, 2013 7:40 AM

    overall he sounds like a punk…but he does have a point – i make millions of dollars for this university and i can’t get a basketball ticket???????

    he does need to learn to be more respectful, especially to officials – the do you know who i am stuff has to go.

  5. mydixienormus says: Jan 30, 2013 8:34 AM

    This dude sounds like a real thug. He will fit in well on a Rich Rod team…

    I am quite certain that Michigan and WV fans could provide a long list of thugs that Rich Rod brought to their programs.

    A quick search of Al Gore’s Internet revealed the following:

  6. foreverlsu says: Jan 30, 2013 8:44 AM

    Stay classy, Pac 12.

  7. cubano76 says: Jan 30, 2013 8:46 AM

    I think we should pass a law that states, “The moment an individual states the phrase, “do you know who I am?” Law enforcement has the legal authority to taser them on the spot. 😉

  8. rebelnutt says: Jan 30, 2013 9:16 AM

    Before you respond to a post again, please at the very least know what you speak of. Rich Rod did not recruit this idiot…Please try to get over Rich Rod sticking it to WVU. That school has more thugs than ever without him…and Michigan, the whole state are a bunch of thugs…maybe he should recruit you…sounds like you would fit in just fine.

  9. mydixienormus says: Jan 30, 2013 9:20 AM

    That is funny rebelnutt.

    Maybe Richrod didn’t recruit this thug, but thuggary seems to find its way into every Richrod team.

    Sorry to bring this does of reality your way.

    With all that smoke are you telling me there’s no fire? Please.

  10. nycheesehead says: Jan 30, 2013 9:46 AM

    My brother plays on the Arizona hockey team. Met this kid last year at a hockey party. He’s a good kid, very respectful. We all make mistakes growing up, cut him some slack.

  11. thegamecocker says: Jan 30, 2013 10:11 AM


    Wonder if he tried to “cut” his ex-girlfriend, the one who filed domestic abuse charges…….too many knucklehead episodes with this scholar-athlete….

  12. mydixienormus says: Jan 30, 2013 10:13 AM


    Here’s a question for you:

    Would you want your daughter to date this guy? Would you want her to marry him?

  13. mydixienormus says: Jan 30, 2013 10:19 AM

    My earlier post was supposed to mention a “dose of reality” not a “does of reality”.

    Hooked on phonics doesn’t work for me…

  14. jacobtmorietta says: Jan 30, 2013 10:42 AM

    These kind of people. Fame just gets to you.

  15. 11thstreetmafia says: Jan 30, 2013 10:51 AM

    No, we don’t know who you are. You play for Arizona.

  16. nycheesehead says: Jan 30, 2013 11:15 AM

    @thegamecocker you don’t know what happened in that incident. For all we know it’s another woman trying to take advantage of a star athlete. Where I come from your innocent until proven guilty.

    @mydixienormus Although your question is irrelevant, no I would not. However that does not mean the kid is a bad person. I could be dead wrong but from my experience with him he is not the stereotypical star athlete monster you people are trying to tag him as.

  17. zurnvs says: Jan 30, 2013 11:50 AM

    A mistake is running the wrong route, not putting your hands around your girlfriends neck or being disrespectful to the popo.

  18. pdcooper08 says: Jan 30, 2013 11:57 AM

    He just cused out a cop, no big deal. That happens all the time and is just an excepted act now in society. I hope coach Rod steps up and sets an example.

  19. ddaughtry81 says: Jan 30, 2013 1:15 PM

    No All-American athlete should have to pay for a ticket. They make the university too much money IMO. That being said, pulling the “do you know who I am” card rarely works. He is better off building a relationship with someone who can get him in so he can name drop in those situations.

  20. pdcooper08 says: Jan 30, 2013 1:54 PM

    I could be wrong, but aren’t all student body card holders still admitted to all school events free of charge? I know way back when, that was the rule.

  21. thegamecocker says: Jan 30, 2013 2:04 PM

    @nychessehead says:

    “For all we know it’s another woman trying to take advantage of a star athlete.”
    This young man is a college student….he most likely does not have much in the way of assets so your argument makes little sense to me. Speaking like he did to the event security and the local police projects him as something other than a peaceful young person. He was initially asked to move from the seat he was in….the proper response should have been: “sorry sir, I will move to another seat….”. Instead he created “drama” and adverse PR for himself. Coupled with the alleged assault on his girlfriend, the character of one Ka’Deem Carey is questionable. If he is good enough to play in the NFL, he will have to answer for this matter. Net/net, if he would have just moved from his seat, he would have been much better off……

  22. dmvtransplant says: Jan 30, 2013 9:21 PM

    Ya ya and if he went to Notre Dame he’d be allowed to threaten a cop arresting him or rape a coed and no one would care.

    You guys need to move on, if he was in high school in a football town in TX the security guy would have apologized to him and then been fired.

  23. clemsonstillsucks says: Jan 31, 2013 9:32 AM

    7 more months of stories such as this – I can’t wait.

    Is this kid a thug? His behavior and his “crap magnet” demeanor lead one to think so. I haven’t seen any stories about him donating blood or helping a little old lady cross the street.

    BUT – as a football coach…do you want a player that not only excels at his position but also intimidates his opponent? Miami had a lot of success with this.

    At what cost comes the win?

  24. thegamecocker says: Jan 31, 2013 10:33 AM


    Ain’t that the truth…..ND needs to answer for Lizzie, the young woman “allegedly” sexually assaulted by a ND football player.

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